Nine US-based direct air capture (DAC) projects are set to benefit from $24m from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to fight against the climate crisis.
Announcing its support on Tuesday (17th August), DOE recognised DAC as both an expanding field and a key facet of the US’ plans to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The nine awards are led by two national laboratories and seven universities. Each project tackles topics such as discovery of novel materials, the process of extracting CO2 from the air and studies on CO2 capture for sequestration or reuse.
Washington State University and Oklahoma State University are set to benefit from $4.8m of the funding. Under the project, energy efficient approaches to convert carbon dioxide capture into useful products will be explored.
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